According to CMS, Enhanced MTM is intended to assess whether providing selected Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) with additional incentives and flexibilities to design and implement innovative programs will better achieve the overall goals for MTM programs. These goals include:
- Improving compliance with medication protocols, including high-cost drugs, to ensure that beneficiaries receive the medications they need, and use them properly
- Reducing medication-related problems, such as duplicative or harmful prescription drugs, or suboptimal treatments
- Increasing patients’ knowledge of their medications to better achieve their or their prescribers’ goals of therapy
- Improving communication among prescribers, pharmacists, caregivers and patients
Comments, questions and responses regarding this model can be sent to EnhancedMTM@cms.hhs.gov. The inquiry should identify the sender and the organization represented and be submitted by October 16, 2015 to receive full consideration.
CMS will be holding a webinar October 21, 2015 at 2pm (EDT) to provide further details. For more information about the webinar, visit http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/enhancedmtm/index.html.